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Colloidal Silver the Right Way

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Medical uses of silver
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The medical uses of silver include its incorporation into wound dressings to treat external infections, and its use as an antiseptic and disinfectant in medical appliances. Silver is also promoted within alternative medicine in the form of colloidal silver, although its use is controversial.

The silver ion (Ag+) is bioactive and in sufficient concentration readily kills bacteria in vitro. Silver also kills bacteria in external wounds in living tissue, so physicians use wound dressings containing silver sulfadiazine (Ag-SD) or silver nanomaterials to treat external infections.[1][2][3][4][5] Wound dressings containing silver are increasing in importance due to the recent increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as MRSA.[6] The disinfectant properties of silver are used in medical applications, such as urinary catheters and endotracheal breathing tubes, where the silver content is effective in reducing incidences of catheter-related urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), respectively.[7][8][9][10] Silver is also used in bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery and cardiac devices,[11] as well as on surfaces and fabrics to reduce the spread of infection.[12][13]

Since the 1990s, “colloidal silver”, a liquid suspension of microscopic silver particles, has been marketed as an alternative medicine, often claiming impressive “cure-all” qualities. The effectiveness of these products has never been scientifically proven, and in some jurisdictions, it is currently illegal to include such claims in product advertisements.[14] Medical authorities and publications advise against the ingestion of colloidal silver preparations, because of their lack of proven effectiveness and because of the risk of adverse side effects, such as argyria.[2][15][16][17] Historically, colloidal silver was also used as an internal medication to treat a variety of diseases. Their use was largely discontinued in the 1940s, due to the development of safe and effective modern antibiotics and concern about adverse side effects.[17][18]

  1. Tim
    May 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Very useful schematic thank you.

  2. Ron Thomas, PhD
    May 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Excellent. Thanks for cutting through the pseudoscience. There is a lot of bad information out there and this is right on.

  3. seaman
    May 22, 2011 at 1:37 am

    We use this for colds, flu, sore throats…give it to our grandkids all winter prior to going to school every day, and for fungal infections, nails and toes…this stuff works. Couple this with Vitamin D-3 and you never need the flu shot, NEVER!!!! Thanks for reminding us.

  4. Christian
    May 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Interessanter Beitrag, hat mich zum Nachdenken gebracht…

  5. Dannielle Benear
    June 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    You wrote some good parts here. I searched for the topic and found plenty of people who agree with you.

  6. Luc
    February 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

    great, where I can order the equipment.?
    Luc Netherlands

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